February 2020

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VP8PJ, South Orkney confirmed

VP8PJ, South Orkney confirmed

Today I received LOTW confirmation of my initial 20M FT8 contact with VP8PJ, South Orkney Island. This is my #311 country (mixed). Since this initial 20M contact, I have worked VP8PJ on 17M and 40M FT8 as well as 30M RTTY.  I’m waiting confirmation on these contacts. Log uploads are difficult from the island because […]


It has been quite sometime since I’ve worked a new DX station. The bottom of sunspot cycle 24 has created havoc with DX. With solar flux almost constantly locked between 68 and 72, propagation on many HF bands has been very poor. Fortunately, Joe Taylor’s invention of the FT8 mode has come at the right […]